Research Topic Trends and determinants of survival for patients on renal replacement therapy over time
Reference number: RPCH2018/01
Abstract

PHD Studentship in Biostatistics available from October 2018


We are looking to recruit a PhD student with a strong statistical background to develop methodology in biostatistics within a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment within the Institute for Applied Clinical Sciences at Keele University. 


Trends and determinants of survival for patients on renal replacement therapy over time 


End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the last stage of Chronic Kidney Disease, requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the form of peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis or renal transplantation, to stay alive. This PhD project will apply, and extend as required, multistate modelling and graphical Markov modelling to analyse longitudinal data collected from the UK Renal Registry. Multistate modelling will be used to describe how ESRD and its management in RRT patients evolve through different stages over the patient’s lifetime, including transitions between different treatment modalities, the occurrence of other health events, hospitalisation, recovery of kidney function, or death. Further, graphical Markov models will be developed to describe in a causal graph how patient factors and treatment modalities are interrelated and how they impact survival time. The statistical modelling will be guided by strong clinical knowledge and experience from experts in the field of nephrology based at the Institute for Applied Clinical Sciences (iACS) at Keele University, so that clinical insight from the analyses can be demonstrated and communicated meaningfully. 


Environment and training: iACS is co-located with the iPCHS which is the largest and most successful Research Institute at Keele (http://www.keele.ac.uk/pchs/), 91% of Keele’s research in Primary Care has been judged world leading or internationally excellent (Ref 2014).  The student will benefit from an excellent programme of research training within a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment including a strong biostatistics group.  There are regular seminars, journal clubs, short courses and workshops in biostatistics, research methodology, epidemiology, prognosis and clinical trials. The student will also be encouraged to attend conferences elsewhere and national PhD training programs (e.g. Academy for PhD Training in Statistics) as required.


Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the project statistical supervisor Dr Ivonne Solis-Trapala (i.solis-trapala@keele.ac.uk) or the clinical supervisor Dr Mark Lambie (lambiem@doctors.net.uk or m.lambie@keele.ac.uk).


Eligibility:  Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or above) in Statistics, Mathematics or related discipline, and a Master’s degree in Medical Statistics or related discipline is desirable. 

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Duration 3 years (full-time) 6 years (part-time)
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2018/19 home/EU rates currently: £4,195). Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (currently approximately £11,253 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend A research studentship stipend of currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18/
Closing date Wednesday 16th March 2016

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Research Topic A choice of Astrophysics projects is available (see advert attached) of which a minimum of one will be funded (probably 2 or 3 in total)
Reference number: FNS GS 2017/20
Abstract

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Duration 3 years
Fees 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/9.
Stipend Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates (2017/8 £14,553 per annum)
Closing date 28th February 2018

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Research Topic The geometry and distribution of thrust-fold-related fractures in limestones: implications for the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the
Potwar fold belt, northern Pakistan
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-23
Abstract

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Duration 3 years.
Fees This project is a fully funded position for three years.
Funding is provided by OPL and Keele University, and supports RCUK-level stipend, a fees bursary and annual travel and subsistence allowance. Fieldwork is supported by OPL.
2017/18 stipend is £14553 per annum.

An Overseas student would need to self fund the difference between UK/EU fee level and overseas fee level.




Stipend Stipend for 3 years at RCUK-level rates. (Stipend for 2017/8 is £14553 per annum).
Closing date 30th April 2018

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Current Studentships

Keele University studentships, when available, are funded internally or from external sponsors such as research councils or from industry. If you are interested in any of the studentships available you can apply online.

Research Topic Principled agent-based simulation
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-22
Abstract

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Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees please see http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend Open to fully self-funded students only.
Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees please see http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Closing date 31st May 2018

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Research Topic Design, Chemical Synthesis and Evaluation of Mimetic Nucleoside Analogues
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-24
Abstract

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Duration 3 years.
Fees 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years.
Stipend Stipend support at Research Council rates for three years commencing academic year 2018/19. Current RCUK stipend: £14,553 per annum.
Closing date 31st March 2018

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Research Topic Analysis and modeling of neuromodulator triggered setting of functional networks in biological neural systems
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-08
Abstract

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Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees please see http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend No funding available.
Opportunity for self funded students only.
Closing date 31st December 2017

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Research Topic Data-driven design of biological systems – Computational synthetic biology
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-18
Abstract

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Duration 3 years.
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees please see http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend No funding available. Open to fully self-funded students only.
Closing date Applications accepted all year round.

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Research Topic Responsive Virtual Reconstruction Environment with Integrated Tools
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-09
Abstract

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Duration 3 years
Fees Open to fully self-funded students only.
Please note that self-funded applicants must provide funding for both tuition fees and living expenses for the 3 year duration of the research. There is a future possibility of competitive scholarship awards for outstanding applicants (1st class honours), however, none are currently available.
For information regarding University tuition fees please see http://www.keele.ac.uk/pgresearch/feesandfinance/
Stipend No funding available.
Opportunity for self-funded applications only.
Closing date 31st December 2017

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Research Topic Keele Management School: Fully Funded PhD Studentships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships for 2018-2019


Reference number: HumSS2018-05
Abstract

Keele Management School is home to world-class scholars and research clusters. It brings together approximately 45 active researchers and 30 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Our facilities include dedicated office suites and meeting rooms for postgraduate research students, transferable skills training, and funding to support research expenses and conference attendance. The School provides a supportive research environment and students are encouraged to take a full part in a wide ranging programme of seminars and graduate classes

We are offering a range of studentship opportunities to start in September 2018. Applications are invited from high quality prospective doctoral students in any area of Management and Marketing, although we are particularly keen to encourage applications from students working in the following areas:

  • Applied Microeconomics and Finance
  • Any area of Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Organisation Studies and International Business

For further details of our specific research specialisms and the expertise of our supervisors please visit: http://www.keele.ac.uk/kms/research/

Our postgraduate funding opportunities include:

  • Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate)
Details See Advert and details and Supplementary Information
Duration 3 years
Fees You will receive a fee waiver of £4,195
Stipend £14,553
Closing date 5 February 2018

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Research Topic Social Sciences and Public Policy: Fully Funded PhD studentships in for 2018-2019 including ESRC studentships


Reference number: HumSS2018-06
Abstract

Research in Social Sciences and Public Policy at Keele encompasses world-class scholars and research groups. Our excellence in research has been recognised in REF2014: in the latest national assessment of research quality, 74% of our research was judged as either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). We were also ranked 1st in the sector for our research environment. The Centre brings together 45 active researchers and 105 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Our facilities include dedicated PGR office suites and meeting rooms, transferable skills training and funding to support research expenses and conference attendance. 

For 2018-19, the Centre is offering a range of studentship opportunities across its five main clusters:

  • Ageing and Intergenerational Relations
  • Children, Families and Society   
  • Communities, Identities and Mobilities  
  • Crime, Social Justice and Policing 
  • Public Policy 

We are also seeking applications to the Criminology, Social Policy and Social Work pathway of the ESRC Northwest Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

For further details of our specific research specialisms and the expertise of our supervisors please visit: http://www.keele.ac.uk/sspp/research/

Our postgraduate funding opportunities for 2018-2019:

  • Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Bursaries and Fee Waivers (fees/part fees at UK/EU rate)

 

Details See Advert and details and Supplementary Information
Duration 3 years
Fees You will receive a fee waiver of £4,195
Stipend £14,553
Closing date 5 February 2018

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Research Topic Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Philosophy for 2018-2019
Including AHRC Studentships


Reference number: HumSS2018-03
Abstract

The School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE) is home to world-class scholars in a small, friendly and research-intensive environment. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 100% of work submitted in Philosophy was assessed as international standard, with 57% achieving the top two grades of Internationally Excellent or World Leading (3* and 4*).   SPIRE brings together approximately 20 active researchers and 50 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment.

Applications are invited from high quality prospective doctoral students in areas of Philosophy with a good fit with the research specialisms and expertise of our academic staff. We are offering Faculty funded studentships, and also AHRC sponsorship, as Keele is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. For further details please visit:

http://www.keele.ac.uk/spire/philosophy/phd/

 Students from SPIRE have an excellent record of successful completion of their PhDs. We offer a carefully designed programme of research training tailored to individual projects, the support of a dedicated supervisor and a wider supervisory team. Postgraduate research students have access to modern office suites and meeting rooms, funding for research expenses and conference attendance. SPIRE provides a supportive research environment and students are encouraged to take a full part in a wide ranging programme of seminars and graduate classes. 

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Duration 3 years
Fees You will receive a fee waiver of £4,195
Stipend £14,553
Closing date AHRC studentships: 15 January 2018 Keele funded studentships: 5 February 2018

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Research Topic Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Law for 2018-2019
including AHRC and ESRC sponsorship


Reference number: HumSS2018-02
Abstract

The School of Law at Keele University comprises world-class scholars and research clusters. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014, 26% of Law's submitted research was world leading (4*) and 65% judged at 3* and 4*.  It is ranked 15th out of 67 nationally for the impact of its research, and 88% of its research environment was graded as 3* and 4*. The School has particular research strength in Healthcare and Bioethics; International and European Law; Professions, Practice, and Legal Education; Private Law, Theory and Practice; and Social Justice and Human Rights. Across these clusters, researchers draw on a range of socio-legal, critical, analytical-philosophical and doctrinal approaches.

The School brings together approximately 30 active researchers and 35 postgraduate research students in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Our facilities include dedicated office suites and meeting rooms for postgraduate research students, transferable skills training, and funding to support research expenses and conference attendance.

For 2018/19, the School is offering a range of studentship opportunities. Applications are invited from high quality prospective doctoral students in all areas of legal scholarship in which we have appropriate supervisory expertise. Keele is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and the ESRC Northwest Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

For further details of our specific research specialisms and the expertise of our supervisors please visit: http://www.keele.ac.uk/law/research/researchclusters/

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Duration 3 years
Fees You will receive a fee waiver of £4,195
Stipend £14,553
Closing date AHRC studentships: 15 January 2018 ESRC Studentships: 5 February 2018 Keele funded studentships: 5 February 2018

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Research Topic PhD Studentship Opportunities for 2018-19 in History, Literature, Music, Creative Writing, Film and Cultural Studies
including AHRC and ESRC



Reference number: HumSS2018-01
Abstract

Keele University is pleased to offer a range of Postgraduate Research Studentship opportunities across the Humanities, which aim to attract outstanding candidates to join its vibrant research environment.  Keele is a member of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and the ESRC Northwest Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 94% of work in the Humanities at Keele was judged to be of at least international standard, with between 67% and 82% in the top two categories, denoting Internationally Excellent and World Leading research (3* and 4*).

For 2018-2019 we are offering a range of studentship opportunities within and across:

  • Music and Music Technology
  • Creative Writing
  • English and American Literature
  • European, British, Transnational and American History
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Economic History (ESRC)

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is proud of its postgraduate research community, which we see as a vital part of the broader research culture within the University.  Our students enjoy high quality office space within a building dedicated to Humanities & Social Sciences research: the Claus Moser Research Centre, which brings together space for conferences and events, workshops, video conferencing, postgraduate research symposia, research projects. We also have a Faculty Research Office team dedicated to supporting your experience at Keele.

Our postgraduate funding opportunities for 2018-2019 include:

  • Full Studentships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (fees at UK/EU rate and annual maintenance grant)

 

Details See Advert and details and Supplementary Information
Duration 3 years
Fees You will receive a fee waiver of £4,195
Stipend £14,553
Closing date Keele funded studentships: 5 February 2018 AHRC studentships: 15 January 2018 ESRC Studentships: 5 February 2018

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Research Topic New methods for computing exact coherent structures responsible for cascades of energy in fluid turbulence
Reference number: FNS GS 2017-21
Abstract

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Duration 3 years
Fees 100% UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years commencing Academic year 2018/2019.
Stipend Stipend support for three years at Research Council rates. (2017/8 stipend rate £14,553 per annum). Some support for conference attendance will be available.
Closing date 13th April 2018 in the first instance

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